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Einstein's monsters : the life and times of black holes

Author: Chris Impey
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company Ltd., [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe. Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, and yet they are ubiquitous. Every massive star leaves behind a black hole when it dies, and every galaxy harbors a supermassive black hole at its center. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend  Read more...
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Impey, Chris.
Einstein's monsters.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company Ltd., [2019]
(DLC) 2018019192
(OCoLC)1035798779
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Impey
ISBN: 9781324000945 1324000945
OCLC Number: 1065539997
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 295 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part A: Evidence for black holes, large and small. The heart of darkness ; Black holes from star death ; Supermassive black holes ; Gravitational engines --
Part B: Black holes, past, present, and future. The lives of black holes ; Black holes as tests of gravity ; Seeing with gravity eyes ; The fate of black holes.
Other Titles: Life and times of black holes
Responsibility: Chris Impey.

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